Prevalence of skin neoplastic lesions in bream (Abramis brama L.) from the Curonian Lagoon of the Baltic Sea

  title={Prevalence of skin neoplastic lesions in bream (Abramis brama L.) from the Curonian Lagoon of the Baltic Sea},
  author={Natalia Chukalova and Olga A Shukhgalter and Galina Rodjuk},
  journal={Inland Water Biology},
Skin neoplastic lesions have been studied in bream inhabiting the Curonian Lagoon of the Baltic Sea in 1999–2010. A total of 12163 fish specimens have been examined. Two types of lesions have been revealed: epidermal hyperplasia and skin papilloma, considered to be the successive stages of the epizootic cutaneous papillomatosis in fish. This disease has been registered in 18.5% of fish older than 5 years. The share of diseased specimens increases with age and reaches 62.5% in 15-year-old fish… 
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